Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Chelsea

Can Paul Lambert's Aston Villa side finally break their duck against Chelsea?
Can Paul Lambert's Aston Villa side finally break their duck against Chelsea?

Unable to score a goal, Aston Villa face another uphill struggle as they take on Chelsea. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"The Blues have lost just two of their last 15 Premier League away games (W9 D4 L2)."

Chelsea are 21/202.04 to win half-time/full-time.

Jose Mourinho has a surprisingly poor record as a coach against Aston Villa at Villa Park in the Barclays Premier League with Chelsea (W0 D3 L2). Villa are 11.5 to win.

Aston Villa and Newcastle United are the only two Premier League teams Jose Mourinho has visited with a Chelsea team without having at least one victory. You can lay Chelsea at 4/111.37.

Branislav Ivanovic made his Premier League debut against Aston Villa and has scored four goals in his last five Premier League starts against the Villans. Ivanovic is 5/16.0 to score.

Chelsea have won five and lost one of the last six Premier League meetings with Aston Villa. Mourinho's side are 4/111.37 to win.

The Blues have lost just two of their last 15 Premier League away games (W9 D4 L2). Chelsea are 21/202.04 to win half-time/full-time.

Aston Villa have won just one of their last nine Premier league games at Villa Park (W1 D4 L4). The draw is 9/25.3.

The Villans have gone five hours and 42 minutes without a goal in the Premier League at Villa Park. Chelsea are 5/71.69 to keep a clean sheet.

This match will be Paul Lambert's 100th Barclays Premier League game in charge of Villa. Only Alex McLeish (18%) has a lower win % than Lambert (25%) amongst permanent Villa gaffers. Villa are 13/53.6 to be relegated.

Aston Villa have netted the joint-fewest goals of any team after 23 matches of an English top-flight season (11 along with Leicester City 1977-78 & Derby County 2007-08). You can back Villa at 9/110.0 to finish rock bottom.

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